House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara urged Islamic faithful to use this period for sober reflection.
In a message on hs behalf by his Special Adviser (Media and Public Affairs),Turaki Hassan, Dogara noted that peaceful co-existence and understanding as well as sustained prayers among citizens were essential amid the economic and security challenges, which, he said, are are not insurmountable.
“As we celebrate Eid-el-Kabir with our friends and families, we must never forget our country and its leadership in our prayers. Eid-el-Kabir celebration is a period of sacrifice and reflection, I urge us all to emulate the virtues of total obedience, sacrifice in faith and selfless service as demonstrated and exemplified by Prophet lbrahim,” the Speaker admonished.
He lamented the pains the citizens are undergoing, which are caused by decades of maladministration and the near collapse of a mono product economy, but expressed confidence that the diversification drive of the President Buhari’s administration, coupled with its fiscal discipline and transparency, will return the nation to the path of true development and prosperity.
Dogara assured Nigerians that the House of Representatives is determined to work selflessly and tirelessly for the common good and the overall interest of the country and her citizens through effective, efficient and robust law making, oversight and representation.